As a Mac user, you may have asked yourself why you can’t see photos in Finder. After all, Finder is the go-to app for viewing and managing files on your Mac. It’s easy to understand why you might expect to see photos in Finder, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s not always the case. Here’s why.
What is Finder?
Before we get into the specifics of why you can’t always see photos in Finder, let’s take a moment to review what Finder is and what it does. Finder is the default file manager on Mac computers. It allows users to browse, open, copy, move, and delete files, as well as create new folders and organize existing ones. Finder also stores information about applications and other system functions.
Why Can’t I See Photos in Finder?
The answer to this question is simple: if you’re using Photos or iPhoto to manage your photos, you won’t be able to see them in Finder. That’s because these apps have taken the place of Finder for anything to do with your photos.
What’s the Difference Between Finder and Photos/iPhoto?
Finder is primarily used for managing files on your Mac. Photos and iPhoto, on the other hand, are designed to manage and organize your photos and videos. They offer a range of features that make it easier to view, edit, and share your photos and videos.
How to View Photos in Finder
If you’re not using Photos or iPhoto, you can still view photos in Finder. All you need to do is enable the “Show All File Extensions” option in Finder. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to view your photos as well as their file extensions.
How to View Photos in Photos/iPhoto
If you’re using Photos or iPhoto, you can still view your photos in Finder. All you need to do is open the app, select the photos you want to view, and click the “Export” button. This will allow you to save the photos to a folder on your Mac, which you can then view in Finder.
How to Organize Photos in Finder
If you’re not using Photos or iPhoto, you can still organize your photos in Finder. All you need to do is create a new folder in Finder and drag and drop the photos you want to organize into it. You can then rename the folder and use Finder’s sorting options to arrange the photos the way you want.
So, to answer the question “Why can’t I see photos in Finder on Mac?”, the answer is simple: if you’re using Photos or iPhoto, you won’t be able to view your photos in Finder. If you’re not using either of these apps, you can still view and organize your photos in Finder. Just remember to enable the “Show All File Extensions” option before you start.